Tea Name Lists

There may be some confusing to tea beginners about the names of various teas. Sometimes a tea maybe have different names on different websites. For example, Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea is also being called Tie Guan Yin or Ti Kuan Yin.

There may be some confusing to tea beginners about the names of various teas.  Sometimes a tea maybe have different names on different websites.  For example, Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea is also being called Tie Guan Yin or Ti Kuan Yin.

Here Teavivre compiling a list of the tea names to share with every tea enthusiast.  You will no longer worry about the tea names by using this lists. If there’s any tea missing, welcome to list by writing a comment at the bottom of the article.  I am glad to improve this list by further searching and all of you tea enthusiasts’ suggestions.

How is Tea Classified

Tea Categories
English Name Pinyin Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Origin Place
Black Tea Hong Cha 红茶 紅茶 Anhui, Fujian, Yunnan, Guangdong
Green Tea Lv Cha 绿茶 綠茶 Anhui, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Fujian, Guangxi
Oolong Tea Wu Long Cha 乌龙茶 烏龍茶 Fujian, Taiwan
Pu-Erh Tea
Dark Tea
Pu er Cha
Hei Cha
Yunnan, China
White Tea Bai Cha 白茶 白茶 Fujian, Zhejiang, Guizhou, China
Yellow Tea Huang Cha 黄茶 黃茶 Anhui, Hubei, China
Flower Tea
Blooming Tea
Gong Yi Cha 工艺茶 工藝茶 Fujian, China

About Tea Name List

Tea Name lists
Category English Name Pinyin Alternate Spellings Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Origin Place
Black Tea Bai Lin Gong Fu Bai Lin Gong Fu Bai Lin Kung Fu 白琳工夫   Fu Jian, China
Dian Hong Dian Hong   滇红 滇紅 Yun Nan, China
Golden Monkey Jin Mao Hou   金毛猴 金毛猴 Fujian, China
Golden Steed Eyebrow Jin Jun Mei   金骏眉   Fu Jian, China
Keemun Qi Men   祁门红茶 祁門紅茶 An Hui, China
Lapsang Souchong Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong   正山小种 正山小種 Fu Jian, China
  Li Zhi Hong   荔枝红 荔枝紅 Fu Jian, China
Silver Steed Eyebrow Yin Jun Mei   银骏眉   Fu Jian, China
Tan Yang Gong Fu Tan Yang Gong Fu   坦洋工夫   Fu Jian, China
Ying De Hong Ying De Hong   英德红 英徳紅 Guang Dong, China
Zheng He Gong Fu Zheng He Gong Fu Zheng He Kung Fu 政和工夫   Fu Jian, China
Green Tea Chun Mei Zhen Mei   珍眉   Jiang Xi, China
Cloud and Mist Lu Shan Yun Wu   庐山云雾 廬山雲霧 Jiang Xi, China
Dragon Mountain Kai Hua Long Ding   开化龙顶 開化龍頂 Zhe Jiang, China
Dragon Well Long Jing Lung Ching 龙井 龍井 Hang Zhou, China
Gou Gu Nao Tea Gou Gu Nao Cha   狗牯脑茶 狗牯腦茶 Jiang Xi, China
Green Bamboo Leaf Zhu Ye Qing   竹叶青 竹葉青 Si Chuan, China
Green Peony Lv Mu Dan   绿牡丹 綠牡丹 An Hui, China
Green Snail Spring Bi Luo Chun Pi Lo Chun 碧螺春   Jiang Shu, China
Green Tip Xin Yang Mao Jian   信阳毛尖 信陽毛尖 He Nan, China
Gunpowder Tea Zhu Cha   珠茶   Fu Jian, China
Jasmine Dragon Pear Mo Li Long Zhu   茉莉龙珠 茉莉龍珠 Fu Jian, China
Jasime Tea Mo Li Hua Cha   茉莉花茶   Fu Jian, China
Jing Ting Lv Xue Jing Ting Lv Xue   敬亭绿雪 敬亭綠雪 An Hui, China
Lao Zhu Da Fan Lao Zhu Da Fang   老竹大方   An Hui, China
Lian Xin Green Tea Lian Xin Lv Cha   莲心绿茶 蓮心綠茶 Fu Jian, China
Liu An Melon Seed Liu An Gua Pian   六安瓜片   An Hui, China
Mei Jian Yin Hao Mei Jian Yin Hao   梅尖银毫 梅尖銀毫 Guang Dong, China
Monkey King Tai Ping Hou Kui   太平猴魁   An Hui, China
Mount Meng Sweet Dew Meng Ding Gan Lu   蒙顶甘露 蒙頂甘露 Si Chuan, China
Shu Cheng Lan Hua Shu Cheng Lan Hua   舒城兰花 舒城蘭花 An Hui, China
Tian Shan Green Tea Tian Shan Lv Cha   天山绿茶 天山綠茶 Fu Jian, China
Xiu Ning Song Luo Xiu Ning Song Luo   休宁松萝 休寧松蘿 An Hui, China
Yellow Mountain Fur Peak Huang Shan Mao Feng   黄山毛峰 黃山毛峰 An Hui, China
Yong Xi Huo Qing Yong Xi Huo Qing   涌溪火青 湧溪火青 An Hui, China
Oolong Tea Alishan oolong A Li Shan Cha   阿里山茶 阿裏山茶 Tai Wan
  Bai Ya Qi Lan   白芽奇兰 白芽奇蘭 Fu Jian, China
Big Red Robe Da Hong Pao   大红袍 大紅袍 Fu Jian, China
Cinnamon Rou Gui   肉桂   Fu Jian, China
Frozen Summit Dong Ding Tung Ting 冻顶 凍頂 Tai Wan
Golden Cassia Huang Jin Gui   黄金桂 黃金桂 Fu Jian, China
Ginseng Oolong
Lan Gui Ren
Ren Shen Wu Long
Lan Gui Ren
Tai Wan
Golden Marine Turtle Shui Jin Gui   水金龟 水金龜 Fu Jian, China
Iron Goddess of Mercy Tie Guan Yin Ti Kwan Yin 铁观音 鐵觀音 Fu Jian, China
Iron Monk Arhat Tie Luo Han   铁罗汉 鉄羅漢 Fu Jian, China
Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea Nai Xiang Jin Xuan   奶香金萱   Tai Wan
Lishan oolong Li Shan   梨山   Tai Wan
Oriental Beauty (Bai Hao Oolong) Dong Fang Mei Ren Cha   东方美人茶 東方美人茶 Tai Wan
Pouchong Bao Zhong   包种茶 包種茶 Tai Wan
Single Bush Feng Huang Dan Cong   凤凰单枞 鳳凰單縱 Guang Dong, China
  Yong Chun Fo Shou   永春佛手 永春佛手 Fu Jian, China
Water Fairy Shui Xian   水仙   Fu Jian, China
Taiwan Li Shan Oolong Tea Taiwan Li Shan Wu Long   台湾梨山乌龙茶 臺灣梨山烏龍茶 Taiwan
Taiwan DaYuLing Oolong Tea Taiwan DaYuLing Wu Long   台湾大禹岭乌龙茶 臺灣大禹嶺烏龍茶 Taiwan
White Cockscomb/ White Rooster Bai Ji Guan   白鸡冠 白雞冠 Fu Jian, China
White Tea Longevity Eyebrow Shou Mei   寿眉 壽眉 Fu Jian, China
Jasmine Silver Needle Mo Li Yin Zhen   茉莉银针 茉莉銀針 Fu Jian, China
Silver Needle Bai Hao Yin Zhen   白毫银针 白毫銀針 Fu Jian, China
White Peony Bai Mu Dan Pai Mu Tan 白牡丹   Fu Jian, China
White Monkey Paw Bai Mao Hou   白毛猴   Fu Jian, China
Tribute Eyebrow Gong Mei   贡眉 貢眉 Fu Jian, China
Yellow Tea   Huo Shan Huang Ya   霍山黄芽 癨山黃芽 An Hui, China
  Guang Dong Da Ye Qing   广东大叶青 廣東大葉青 Guang Dong, China
  Jun Shan Yin Zhen   君山银针 君山銀針 Hu Nan, China
  Meng Ding Huang Ya   蒙顶黄芽 蒙頂黃芽 Si Chuan, China
Pu-erh Tea Pu-erh Loose Leaf Pu er San Cha   普洱散茶   Yun Nan, China
Pu-erh Cake Bing Cha   饼茶 餅茶 Yun Nan, China
Pu-erh Bowl Tuo Cha   沱茶   Yun Nan, China
Pu-erh Brick Zhuan Cha   砖茶 磚茶 Yun Nan, China
  • apple tea is my fav where is it on the list? this is not much help

    • TeaVivre

      Thank you for your feedback.
      The list summarizes the general classification of tea and the common tea.
      Because of the different picking date and craftsmanship, Sometimes, the same kind of tea is also named as a different name to distinguish. It’s hard to list all the teas. Hope you can understand.
      And we have some fruit teas contained apple:
      The Witches of Eastwick Fruit Tea
      Paris Champs Fruit Tea
      Dark Forest Fruit Tea
      Waterlilies Fruit Tea
      Apple Awakening Fruit Tea
      Unbridled Love Fruit Tea
      Sweet Peach Fruit Tea
      You can check is there any tea meet your expectation.

  • Love tea

    • TeaVivre

      Thanks for your attention and appreciation!

  • Do you have any reviews about Jin Lu Song China Green Tea? Please let me know about their product. Thank you

    • TeaVivre

      Thanks for your question. I wish I could help you. However, I’m not familiar with it.
      Sorry for that.

  • This is a very helpful reference list. Thank you!

  • hi i’m girasol i would too know how to prepare a tea set for my costumers? and which kind of tea can i use?
    for example when a costumer is sad what kind of tea can i offer her to make her happy. i want something that can make people be happy. something that will take their heart to the lace where they dream to be.

    i’m looking forward for your answer .


  • sir,

    hope you will be fine,
    sir we are going to launch tea in market so we are searching for an attractive name of tea so please suggest us and give us a new name of tea..

    with thanks

  • Do you have any information about Jiaogulan tea? thanks.

    • TeaVivre

      Thank you for your inquiry, we are sorry to tell you that we have little knowledge about Jiaogulan tea. This plant is usually treated as a kind of Chinese herbal medicine, which is very valuable here and has great value in medical and health care.

      For more information about Gynostemma pentaphyllum(Jiaogulan), you can click this link:

      Hope this can help you, if you have any other question, please feel free to contact us.

  • Hi there,

    Are there actually substances of Orchid in the ShuCheng Lan Hua?


    • TeaVivre

      Thank you for your inquiry, the name “ShuCheng Lan Hua” does not mean that people put flowers or any substance of Orchid inside tea leaves to strength its aroma. There are two versions of meanings about its name:
      1. The shape of young tea tips linked to its branch like an orchid.
      2. When the orchid flowers are in bloom, people begin to harvest them, so the tea leaves usually have the fragrance of orchids.
      Hope this can be helpful for your concern.

  • hi there, I am looking for the best tea for loosing weight to sell if you have one please I need your recommendation.

  • Lyn

    I received this tea: Tian Yi, and cannot locate what type of tea it is from any list thus far. The labeling is entirely in Chinese and I am unable to read it. I would appreciate any information you would be able to provide.
    thanks so much

    • TeaVivre

      Hi Lyn, Tian Yi Tea is the brand of a tea company, not the tea’s name. If possible, you can take some pictures of the tea’s package (both front and back), and send to us: support@teavivre.com. We will try out best to find the tea for you.

  • i want sample of tea for sale in mp

  • i want tea leave sample used in UP for sale.

    • TeaVivre

      Hi asgar ali, if you want some free tea samples, now we have a Free Tea Tasting Activity for all customers, from which you can get free tea samples. Or if you want to do business with us, you may contact our customer service. Thank you.

  • I received Taiwan Da Ye Lin Tea from a friend but I can’t find its exact equivalent name in the list. There is no information written in English on its packaging. Can you at least confirm if is safe to take. Thank you!

    • TeaVivre

      Hi Jocelyn, the Taiwan Da Ye Lin Tea you mentioned seems to be the same with Taiwan Da Yu Ling Tea, which is a kind of high mountain oolong tea. In chinese it is named as 大禹陵茶. It should be safe to take if the tea you received is from standard tea manufactuer.

  • I am trying to locate a tea named “eyelash of the swan.” I had it on a flight to Asia years ago-the most magnificent taste ever! I’d be most grateful if you could assist me. Thank you!

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